The rules around public vaping and waterpipe smoking in Calgary may be getting an update depending on what residents think. The city has launched a public engagement survey to get opinions on how restrictive new bylaws should be.
Outright prohibition is being considered for:
- Waterpipe smoking in workplaces, public premises and specified outdoor places
- Smoking and vaping in outdoor public parks and at outdoor public events
- Smoking and vaping in hotel and motel rooms
Extensive research over the last decade has indicated that shisha smoking is a serious health risk, leading the World Health Organization to recommend prohibition in public places.
Ryan Robinson – Global News – June 17, 2019.